About July 1

July 1, 2020 is the 183rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 226 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

July 1: More About This Day

The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year.

What Happened On July 1

  • 69
    Tiberius Julius Alexander orders his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegiance to Vespasian as Emperor.
  • 1097
    Battle of Dorylaeum: Crusaders led by Prince Bohemond of Taranto defeat a Seljuk army led by Sultan Kilij Arslan I.
  • 1690
    Glorious Revolution: Battle of the Boyne (as reckoned under the Julian calendar).
  • 1858
    Joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace’s papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.
  • 1862
    The Russian State Library is founded.
  • 1867
    The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1878
    Canada joins the Universal Postal Union.
  • 1911
    Germany despatched the gunship Panther to Morocco, sparking the Agadir Crisis.
  • 1915
    Lieutenant Kurt Wintgens achieves the first known aerial victory with a synchronized gun-equipped fighter plane, the Fokker M.5K/MG Eindecker.
  • 1931
    United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport).
  • 1942
    World War II: first Battle of El Alamein.
  • 1949
    The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family.
  • 1968
    The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
  • 1970
    President General Yahya Khan abolishes One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces.
  • 1976
    Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
  • 1978
    The Northern Territory in Australia is granted Self-Government.
  • 1987
    The American radio station WFAN in New York, New York is launched as the world’s first all-sports radio station.
  • 1999
    The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
  • 2002
    A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
  • 2004
    Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.

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